THE TELEGRAPH – In the latest behind-the-scenes clip teasing next year’s Peter Rabbit, its stars, including James Corden, Margot Robbie and Daisy Ridley, reveal their excitement over bringing the famous Beatrix Potter creations to the big screen.
“The character of Peter Rabbit is just in the fabric of growing up in the United Kingdom”, Corden says. “He’s such a loveable character, which owes everything to the genius of Beatrix Potter.”
“The film had the blessing of the Peter Rabbit groups,” he assures. “They saw that it was true to the character and the world that Beatrix built.”
Hitting cinemas early next year, the film appears poised to bring to cinemas the same adorable heroics that have captivated readers for generations.
In a film that seamlessly blends animation and live-action, Peter is brought to life through the enthusiastic tones of James Corden, as the rabbit takes his ongoing feud with Mr. McGregor (played by Domhnall Gleeson) to greater heights than ever before.
Mr. McGregor, while continuing to watch over his vegetable patch, finds his anti-animal stance questioned when he sparks up a romance with Bea (Rose Byrne), who happens to love the animals Mr. McGregor often rallies against.
Corden is surrounded by an all-star cast of voiceover actors, including Robbie as Flopsy, Ridley as Cotton-tail and Elizabeth Debicki as Mopsy. Sam Neill plays Mr. McGregor’s father, while pop star Sia, last heard in My Little Pony: The Movie, is also involved.
“The stories are so timeless, it’s nice to escape to that,” Robbie adds during the featurette. “[The film] is so funny, but at the core it’s about being there for the people that you love.” (source)